Liste des Grands Vins 1950 Sous Le Signe de Soleil Levant. Etablissements Nicolas Maison fondee en 1822
first edition Wraps, with spiral
1949 · Paris
by Siege Social. Illustrations by R. Harada. Typography and lay-out by Alfred Latour.
Paris: Nicolas. Societe Anonyme au capital de 1 milliard 50 millions. Printed by Draeger Freres a Montrouge., 1949. First Edition. Wraps, with spiral. Fine/Very Good. A catalog that is itself a work of art, with this issue drawing inspiration from Japanese woodblock imagery. Harada, the artist, captures the simplicity, elegance and understatement of the Japanese aesthetic in his panoramas and images of birds, insects, flowers, etc. 8vo. 33,  pp. Nicolas, a leading French wine distributor that is still very much in business, excelled at producing beautiful books and other printed material over the decades. This copy , but for light edge toing on the cover made of a heavy card, is close to pristine, and the original glassine is preserved, although it has moderate wear, an one inch or so closed tear and a few other trivial closed tears. Also included is a price list insert. (Inventory #: 002551)